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DMG Mori buys stake in Intech for additive manufacturing

DMG Mori and Intech sealed a cooperation deal in the field of additive manufacturing at the “formnext” in Frankfurt am Main, the leading international trade fair for additive manufacturing.

The 30% stake in the Indian software developer gives DMG Mori access to key software and technology know-how for generative production.

Intech is considered as a pioneer in metal 3D printing in India. Intech is committed to additive manufacturing and related software solutions, including machine learning and artificial intelligence for the Metal additive manufacturing industry.

It will soon release numerous solutions, aiding users with ease of machine operations and process control, producing quality components at optimised costs, thereby empowering customers to adapt this technology quickly.

“With Intech we strengthen our global footprint in India and accelerate innovative development in additive manufacturing. First time right – that means being fast towards the first good part,” says Christian Thönes, Chairman of the Executive Board of DMG Mori Aktiengesellschaft.

“We are actively pushing ahead with integrated series solutions along the whole process chain for generative manufacturing.”

Intech supplies software solutions not only for the LASERTEC SLM series from DMG Mori but also for other products and customers using powder bed technology.

The new OPTOMET-software automatically calculates the optimal process parameters. This simplifies programming and results in a markedly improved surface quality as well as reproducible material properties. A stepping stone towards the industrialisation of additive manufacturing.

Mr. Sridhar Balaram, CEO of Intech said: “Leveraging synergies is key, and the collaboration is a perfect fit of hardware and software.

“OPTOMET can also be applied to other key technologies of additive manufacturing, such as Direct Energy Deposition and Binder Jetting. OPTOMET is a game changer for the whole additive manufacturing market.”